Quilled hide robe

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Description A Dakota animal hide, probably baby bison or cow, robe, circa the 19th century. It is decorated with an applied center strip of quillwork and tassels. The quillwork consists of four medallions separated by rectangular bands of quill work, all in red, yellow, and dark blue. The tassels consist of six pairs of quill-wrapped leather thongs with tin tinkle cones and animal hair tassels dyed deep orange. Traces of hair remain on outside of the hide.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 56 inches length
40 inches width
Nomenclature Hide (collagenous material)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) North Dakota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Wilson, Gilbert Livingstone
Made by Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) North Dakota, United States
Used by Northern Plains tribe
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Robes
Dates Use: Approximately 1905 - Not later than 1918
Dates based on Gilbert Wilson's travels to North Dakota during this time span.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 7059.22

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